It is 35 today and too hot to move. I am sitting on the terrace watching the ships go by and enjoying Budapest.
Of course it helps to have a Mojito in a large glass ,double rum, mint and lime ,easy on the sugar with lots of ice cubes. Down far below me in a soccer field the teams are practicing though in this heat I don't know how they can bear it or for that matter why? But I have noticed that this country is about sports and exercise. No matter how young the children are they are in sports camps and they love it 35 degrees or not they are out there and moving. This is so good to see, hats off to the parents.
I moved to Budapest about 8 years ago . Having lived in Toronto most of my life ,I was unprepared for living in a country where I could not get peanut butter or French's mustard! It was very soon after arriving that I was making lists of other items I would have to bring here if I was going to be able to survive. There were many things that were great but I missed so much from Canada . But over the years and joining the European Union I can only think of two things that are still missing.....Frank's RedHot sauce and Lawry's Seasoned Salt. These are still items that I bring back . You would think that in a country where people are raised on hot paprika I would find one that I could substitute for Frank's but so far I have not found one.
On my balcony I took this picture to show just how gorgeous it is in Budapest on a hot day without bees!